Producer: Mazateco Smallholders
Region: Sierra Mazateca, Flores de Magón, Oaxaca
Process: Washed. Dried on patios and beds
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica
The majestic Mazateca mountain range gets its name from its people, the Mazatecos.
They follow traditional, organic and low intervention farming practices; coffee cherry is hand picked from trees that are often well over 40 years old.
These low intensity production methods and very small plots of land make coffee from these growers rare and sought after.
Our tasting notes:
Caramel, Vanilla, Creamy.
Mazateca was sourced with the help of Ensambles Coffee, a new relationship for us, we’re delighted to share this coffee with you for the very first time.
Ensambles are based in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz, working year-round with groups of small-scale coffee growers to develop and strengthen relationships in order to provide better opportunities for producers.
Ensambles has set up a regional operation in la Mazateca in order to buy parchment directly from nearby smallholders, while providing direct feedback and technical assistance in the field. They’re able to provide farmers with training, assist with farm management, nutrition, soil health, pest control, wet milling, and sensory analysis.